Is it legal for a subdivision to channel water from their downspouts through...
Is it legal for a subdivision to channel water from their downspouts through installed underground pipes that will flow to lower property owner's yards? The flow from these pipes will empty into an easement with a steep slope and will cause erosion and flooding of lower land.
Scioto County Ohio
Storm Water Program
Storm water discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events. Storm water often contains pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. Most storm water discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The primary method to control storm water discharges is through the use of best management practices (BMPs).